Red Baron Theme
Some of the standout symbols on the reels include Planes, Zeppelins and, of course, the Baron himself. They operate as some of the highest paying symbols in the game, and are joined by the standard playing card symbols to hand out more modest wins on each spin. Aristocrat’s animation team really went to work on the higher value symbols, as they each come to life when forming a winning combination.
Gameplay and Prizes
Anyone that is already familiar with Aristocrat’s 243 Ways to Win System will immediately feel right at home with Red Baron, as the game implements the very same system to full effect. Those that have never tried the system before can of course bring themselves up to speed for free right here at Mr Gamez. Players can expect something slightly different to the standard win line concept, with symbols eligible for prize pay outs irrespective of how they interact with other matching symbols. Basically, the chances are that if three or more matching symbols appear starting from the first reel, then the player will win a prize even if they are not directly connected.
In betting terms, activating the entire board is worth 25 coins. Players select entire reels rather than specific lines and can play with a minimum of three – after all, only two active reels means that any symbols that pay out for a minimum of three in a row are taken out of the game entirely. Regarding cold, hard cash, players can place anywhere from $0.01 to $5 on each coin, making for a maximum bet with all reels active of $125.
The main standalone jackpot prize on Red Baron is worth noting as it stands out in the crowd. Players can scoop a healthy 7,500 coin prize for the right winning combination – a definite sign of success when playing Red Baron for free.
Features and Bonuses
The wild symbol on Red Baron is somewhat striking, not necessarily for its functionality but due to the graphic used which is particularly memorable. It is based on the Iron Cross, a war medal awarded to the finest soldiers and airmen in the German Empire’s army for outstanding service. Among a number of service awards, the Red Baron received both the Prussian Iron Cross 1st Class and the Prussian Iron Cross 2nd Class. Of course, players do not need to do anything spectacular to receive one of their own as it appears regularly on the reels to fill in for other symbols in winning combinations. The 2nd Class version is perhaps represented in the bonus round, where the Iron Cross not only acts as a wild card, but also applies an eight times multiplier to all prizes of which it forms a part.
The bonus round itself is unlocked for players when they manage to spin in the Crosshair scatter symbol on the second, third and fourth reels. As a side note, this is all the more reason to ensure that at least four reels are active, as only playing across three precludes the player from enjoying the potentially lucrative free spins round. Fifteen spins are awarded by default and players even have a shot at an additional prize. Prior to the spins commencing, they can guess how many Crosshair symbols will appear during the round – anywhere between one and forty. If they are lucky enough to guess correctly then their winning guess is used as a multiplier and applied to all prizes from the bonus game, even if such prizes have already been subject to the Iron Cross wild multiplier.
Red Baron will appeal to history buffs and slots fans alike. It includes some fun twists on the standard Aristocrat gameplay, but remains solid and historically accurate throughout. You can try it yourself here at Mr Gamez where Red Baron forms an essential part of our extensive range of free Aristocrat online slots.